Health is a state of complete physical and mental and spiritual well being and not just the absence of illness.
Health is not just in the doctor’s office.
63% of world’s deaths due to chronic disease.
75% of $2.2T health costs are due to chronic conditions.
Accurate subjective data can change outcomes.
“The Dumbest Body is smarter than the Smartest Doctor”.
Believe it or not the Apple Newton had a Clinical Decision Support app.
After the Newton came the Palm Pilot.
Now this role is taken by the smartphone.
Telemedicine is now bridging the care gap. Smartphones can send pictures and video that can help with remote diagnosis.
Handyscope is an iphone attachment that can be used to take microscope picture of skin lesions for remote analysis.
iTriage uses built in GPS to provide navigation to nearby care centers.
ER’s are now starting to publish wait times that are accessible remotely.
Mobile Medical Education:
– Epocrates Mobile by RealCME
– Medpage Today
– Low cost
– Easy to integrate in patients life
– Not looking medical
Fascinating credit card sized devices with Near Field Communications.
Co-Pay Strategy is more acceptable. Build to price at same level as co-pay. An easier sell.
iMPak Home Care Cards.
Develop credit card sized devices that solve different issues.
Use these tools to enable self monitoring and post discharge assessment.
Solutions need to be scalable.
Interoperability is critical.
KISS redefined: Keep It Simple Start Small.